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Property Name Gregory National Bank
Reference Number 13000573
State South Dakota
County Gregory
Town Gregory
Street Address 524 Main
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/30/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000573.pdf
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The Gregory National Bank is locally significant under Criterion C for Architecture as a good example of a two-part commercial block building with commercial and classical architectural references. Its design and integrity make it one of the best styled buildings in Gregory, South Dakota. It is also representative of the type of bank buildings constructed in small town South Dakota in the early 1900s. It is also eligible under Criterion A for Commerce as a good example of banking history in South Dakota. South Dakota had the highest bank failure rate in the nation during the 1920s due to the collapse of agricultural prices after World War I and risky banking investments. The Gregory National Bank represents that trend during the most difficult era in South Dakotas banking history.

 

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